Why your online business must be mobile
Mobile web browsing isn’t the next big thing. It’s the current big thing – and it’s getting bigger and better all the time as more and more businesses work out smarter ways of connecting with an ever-growing audience.
A couple of years ago, having a mobile version of your business’s website – or even a bespoke application customers can download and personalise – was considered a sort of optional extra in terms of your online presence.
This is no longer the case. Especially not in Australia, which leads the world in terms of how fast the population has taken to smartphones and tablets as their preferred method of keeping in touch and browsing the web.
And it’s not just browsing Australians are doing on their smartphones and tablets, either. It’s buying. For local shopping in particular, mobile devices have become phenomenally important to the ecommerce industry.
If you’re going online with your business, investing in website design services is obviously going to be important. But equally as important is to invest in a quality mobile website design – because that’s going to be key to connecting with the increasingly dynamic online shopping market.
Whether you’re creating an ecommerce store or simply a website for a physical, offline business, having a mobile web presence is really important.
A huge percentage of local searches takes place on mobile devices. People look for places to have coffee, buy lunch and get good deals on things like clothes and shoes. They try to find local tradesmen who can fix taps and roofs and be there in less than 20 minutes. The web puts everything at our fingertips – but we do still like to keep it local when we can.
Whether it’s a local amenity or a pair of designer shoes from Italy, mobile e-commerce makes it super easy for customers to get what they want. The simple, stripped-back mobile website keeps things quick and basis. Because the mobile browsing experience is primarily about convenience and speed.
Having a concise, fast-loading mobile website design is a great way to give your customers an instant way to get in touch with you. A simple “call now” button on your landing page means they can switch from browser function to phone function and be speaking with you immediately to get more information, sign up to a service or make an appointment.
The masses are embracing the small screen. To capture their attention and encourage them to buy from you, it’s important your business embraces the small screen too.